The artist duo Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Mader will debut their first exhibition, “Lighter Than Air”, at White Space on May 23, 2024. The exhibition will showcase their latest drawings, videos, and installations. The expression “Lighter than air” typically refers to flying machines such as hot-air balloons and airships, as well as gasses with a lower density than air. In Kim and Thomas’ exhibition, the concept is applied to the many modes of inhalation and exhalation inherent in signed as well as spoken languages. Playfully engaging with inflated and deflated shapes, Kim and Mader express ways of getting attention, the many meanings of the “nose exhale” in memes and pop culture, body temperature and the role of Alexander Graham Bell in Deaf culture and education.